Events in Burlington, Vermont – August 26-28

There is much to do in Burlington, Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend…

Friday, August 26, 2011

Argentinean Tango

Shoulders back, chin up! With or without partners, dancers of all abilities strut to bandoneón riffs in a self-guided practice session. Friday, August 26, 7:30–10PM at Salsalina Studio in Burlington. $5.

International Folk Dancing

Louise Brill organizes people into choreographed patterns from around the world. No partner necessary; instruction given the first hour. Friday, August 26, 8–10PM at North End Studio in Burlington. $5.

Mad Robin Contra Dance

The Irregulars dole out tunes for clean-soled folks taking organized steps. Beginner’s lesson, 7:45 p.m. Friday, August 26, 8–11PM at First Congregational Church in Burlington. $8; bring a dish for a potluck dessert.

‘Gateway to Knowledge’ Exhibit

Facsimiles of historical treasures such as the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence fill this Library of Congress traveling exhibition, mounted in an 18-wheel truck. Friday, August 26, 10AM–6PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Ghostwalk

Haunted Burlington author Thea Lewis shares chilling tales of mystery and madness in a spooky look at Burlington’s history. Friday, August 26, 8–9PM at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $14.

Tertulia Latina

Latino Americanos and other fluent Spanish speakers converse en español. Friday, August 26, 5:30–7PM at Radio Bean in Burlington. Free.

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Aug 27 – Sept. 5, 2011

Burlington Farmers’ Market

Dozens of vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to ethnic cuisine to pottery to artisan cheese. Scott Mangan and Ebeneezer deliver the tunes. Saturday, August 27, 8:30AM–2PM at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.

BCA Summer Artist Market

Local artisans display contemporary craft and fine-art objects as weather permits. Saturday, August 27, 9AM–2:30PM at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.

The Art of Hoop Dance

A childhood toy becomes a tool of flow and movement in this workshop with Sam Resnicow. Saturday, August 27, 12:30–1:30PM at Burlington Dances, Chace Mill in Burlington. Free.

‘Gateway to Knowledge’ Exhibit

Facsimiles of historical treasures such as the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence fill this Library of Congress traveling exhibition, mounted in an 18-wheel truck. Saturday, August 27, 10AM–6PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Historic Tour of UVM

Folks register online, then meet at Ira Allen’s statue to tour the campus’ modest early clapboards and grand Victorians, led by professor emeritus William Averyt. Saturday, August 27, 9–11AM at University Green, UVM in Burlington. Free.

Historical & Architectural Tour of Downtown Burlington

Preservation Burlington guides illuminate interesting nooks and crannies of the Queen City. Meet at the southwest corner of Church and College streets. Saturday, August 27, 11AM–12:30PM at Various downtown locations in Burlington. $10 suggested donation.

Queen City Ghostwalk

Haunted Burlington author Thea Lewis shares chilling tales of mystery and madness in a spooky look at Burlington’s history. Saturday, August 27, 8–9PM at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $14.

‘From the Back of the Room’

Amy Oden’s documentary looks at 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk. Saturday, August 27, 7:30PM at 242 Main in Burlington. $3.

Read to a Dog

Stories form a bond between young readers and Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Saturday, August 27, 10–11AM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Robin Kimmerer

The Native American writer and scientist draws current issues of stewardship and restoration into a talk about traditional plant knowledge. Saturday, August 27, 2PM at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under.

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Sunday, August, 28, 2011

South Burlington Farmers Market

Growers and producers parcel out the fruits of the soil. Sunday, August 28, 10AM–2PM at Healthy Living in South Burlington. Free.

Burlington-Area Scrabble Club

Triple-letter-square seekers spell out winning words. New players welcome. Sunday, August 28, 12:30–5PM at McClure MultiGenerational Center in Burlington. Free.

Open Meditation Classes

Harness your emotions and cultivate inner peace through the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Sunday, August 28, 1–3PM at Laughing River Yoga in Burlington. $5-15 suggested donation.

Read to a Dog

Stories form a bond between young readers and Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Sunday, August 28, 1–2PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

French Conversation Group

Intermediate and advanced speakers of français use their words. Sunday, August 28, 4PM at Uncommon Grounds in Burlington. Free.

Burlington Lakers Girls’ Soccer Club Tryouts

Chittenden County players pass the black-and-white ball at tryouts for Division 1 Competitive Travel Teams. Sunday, August 28, 4–7PM at Hazelett Field in Colchester. Free; call for details.

Vermont Lake Monsters

The Green Mountain State’s minor-league baseball team bats against the Connecticut Tigers. Sunday, August 28, 6:05PM at Centennial Field in Burlington. Individual game tickets, $5-8.

Women’s Adult Drop-In Sunday Soccer

Ladies — and sometimes gents — break a sweat while passing around the spherical polyhedron at this coed-friendly gathering. Beginners are welcome. Rain location: Miller Community Recreation Center. Sunday, August 28, 6–8PM at Starr Farm Dog Park in Burlington. $3.

Women’s Lacrosse League

Players ages 16 and up wield long-handled sticks in two 30-minute halves. Sunday, August 28, 4PM at Ethan Allen Park in Burlington. $100 for 10-week session; preregister.

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